A Lonely Eid Alhumdulillah

Eid ul Adha is a busy time for most of us. We congratulate our family members, visit our friends and relatives, eat good food, and have fun. My teacher once told me to make a point to study the life of Reverts and talk to them, especially during Eid.

I made a plan to talk to at least one revert sister this Eid. I contacted a revert sister through social media. I asked her if she wanted to share with me her excitement of becoming a Muslim and her eagerness to celebrate her first Eid. She was happy to talk to me. She is from a Christian background.

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No other members of her family are Muslim, and she has no Muslim friends either. We talked about her family, Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad SAW, and Eid etiquette. She was very excited about her First Eid, and I was excited for her.

When the Day of Eid came, she didn’t call or message me all day. When I managed to contact her in the evening and asked her what she did all day, she said, “I cried!” I cried and begged to Allah to guide all of my family to Islam. I cried, and I asked for forgiveness from Allah. I sat in the corner of the park, and I thanked Allah all day for making me a Muslim and giving me the chance to witness this great Day. I felt lonely, but I felt at peace alhumdulillah!

Subhan Allah! This put me to shame. We are born Muslim, but hardly do we reflect. Allah blessed us with Islam, Imaan, Muslim Parents, Muslim land, Comfortable home, Secure life, and food of all kinds, but hardly do we thank. Hardly do we cry.

We have lots to learn from the Reverts and New Muslims. In some ways, they are far better than us. We need to do our Islah, We need to look at our heart and make sincere prayers to Allah SWT to purify our heart.

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May Allah help all our Revert Brothers and sisters and guide their family to Islam. May Allah make things easy for them and help them. And may Allah purify our hearts and make us more sincere towards the Deen.

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِكَ وَرَسُولِكَ وَعَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَعَلَى الْمُسْلِمِينَ وَالْمُسْلِمَاتِ

O Allah, descend mercy on Muhammad Salallahu Alaihi Wassalam who is Your servant and Rasul and all the male and female Mo’mins and also all the male and female Muslims”.

اللّهُـمَّ رَحْمَتَـكَ أَرْجـوفَلا تَكِلـني إِلى نَفْـسي طَـرْفَةَ عَـيْن، وَأَصْلِـحْ لي شَأْنـي كُلَّـه لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أنْـت

Allâhumma rahmataka arjû. Falâ takilnî ilâ nafsî tarfata caynin, wa aslih lî sha’nî kullahu. Lâ ilâha illâ anta.

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“O Allah, it is Your mercy that I hope for, so do not leave me in charge of my affairs even for a blink of an eye and rectify for me all of my affairs. None has the right to be worshipped except You.”

اللّهُـمَّ لا سَـهْلَ إِلاّ ما جَعَلـتَهُ سَهـلاً، وَأَنْتَ تَجْـعَلُ الْحَـزَنَ إِذا شِـئْتَ سَهـْلاً

Allâhumma lâ sahla illâ mâ jacaltahu sahlan, wa anta tajcalu-l-hazana idhâ shi’ta sahlan.

“O Allah, there is no ease except in that which You have made easy, and You make the difficulty, if You wish, easy.”

أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إلَّا هُوَ الحَيُّ القَيّوُمُ وأَتُوبُ إِلَيهِ

Astaghfiru l-lâha-l-cazîma l-ladhî lâ ilâha illâ huwa-l-hayyu-l-qayyûmu, wa atûbu ilayhi.

“I seek Allah’s forgiveness, besides whom, none has the right to be worshipped except He, The Ever Living, The Self-Subsisting and Supporter of all, and I turn to Him in repentance.”